Micron has this week announced the availability of a new industry first Quad-Level Cell NAND solid state drive (SSD) which takes the form of the Micron 5210 ION SSD provides 33 percent more bit density than triple-level cell (TLC) NAND.The Micron 5210 ION SSD is available in a 2.5-inch form factor, compared to the traditional 3.5-inch HDD, reducing “server sprawl” by packing more performance into fewer racks, allowing data centres to save on expensive power and cooling costs.
The 5210 ION SSD is now shipping to strategic enablement partners and customers, with broad market availability expected in the fall of 2018, and is available in a 2.5-inch (7mm) form factor offering capacities ranging from 1.92TB to 7.68TB in size depending on your requirements. Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president at IDC explains : “Enterprise datacenters are constantly challenged to deliver faster, cheaper, and higher capacity storage. For read-intensive and performance sensitive workloads, QLC enterprise SATA SSDs provide an affordable way to move enterprise applications to flash and have the opportunity to increase the addressable market for flash in the enterprise.”
“The Micron 5210 ION SSD addresses the most stringent customer requirements by delivering the full enterprise feature set of Micron’s SATA SSDs. Leveraging the proven architecture of the 5200 series SATA SSD, the 5210 ION SSD simplifies the qualification process by providing customers with a known design for their data center build-out. Customers will also be able to leverage Micron’s unique Flex Capacity feature to custom-configure the drive’s endurance and write performance for workloads that have a higher mix of writes but are still mostly read-intensive”
For more information and full specifications jump over to the official Micron website.